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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Don't cha just hate it when....

Question: When you begin a diet or maybe a weight-loss challenge @ church or work, do you find yourself the day before eating everything in sight??? LOLOL




I shared with you all that I will be starting a weight-loss challenge today. This means I will be weighed and measured!! YIKES!! Yesterday it seemed as if I ate everything I could! I spent some time planning our meals and getting some healthy snack ready so that I won't get past that point of hunger and eat more calories than I am allowed. I made sure my app was on my IPhone where I log my food intake. I really am ready to go - I've done all I can do to make this a success...

Thank the Lord for new days, for start-overs, and for GRACE! I know that I can't do this without HIS help and without the Holy Spirit prompting me to get my exercise in 4-6 times each week, and to eat the right portions sizes and only when I should!

I love the fact the not only am I doing a weight-loss challenge that will help me physically and mentally, but more importantly, I grow Spiritually. I treat this time in a sense, like a Fast. When I am hungry and it's not time to eat, I go to the Word or just pray! I remind myself over and over - when I am weak, HE is strong! HE is my strength and my shield~ Lord knows I need a shield to cover me so I can't see my Son's cookies, or that Chocolate candy from Christmas.

If you guys have any suggestions of good healthy snacks or low-fat dinners...PLEASE SHARE! or any words of wisdom for me... I would truly appreciate it :)

Have a Happy Tuesday my friends!



8 comments:

Kim @ Homesteader's Heart

You can do it girlfriend. When I first cut out sugar I lost weight pretty quickly but I have plateaued over the last 3 weeks. I haven't gained or lost. Sometimes it's frustrating. But I'm feeling good so that is what matters most I guess.
For a healthy snack sometimes I have a rice cake with a little bit of almond butter on it. Or a handful of almonds.
Hugs
Kim

Darcie

Honey...if there is any one that can do this...it is YOU! Can't wait to follow you on this journey!

NanaNor's

Hi sweetie, Can I just come hang out with you and do this together? I don't like it when the weather is too cold to exercise outside and the lbs pack on me just from looking at food. Let's see-I've done WW enough that most raw vege's are really good to snack on-especially with salsa. I lived on baby carrots for years until they changed their points and they were no longer free.
Rice cakes are also good for a light lunch-with peanut butter-for protein. I love to juice(especially in the summer)so will do juice for lunch and that always fills me up. Raw almonds are also a good snack. Have a good day.
Hugs, Noreen

Kathy C.

LOLing at the first part, YES! Hubby and I fasted sugar for a while and the night before we started we went out to Carrabas and shared a huge chocolate dessert (we NEVER get dessert), lol.
When I get the feeling of wanting to snack during the day I drink water, that helps a bit. If I really am "food" hungry, I'll grab a small handful of almonds (unsalted), or a little box of raisens or a slice of cheese. That usually helps. If it is a sweet that I NEED, lol, I will eat a couple of chocolate chips, or take a small bite of ganache. What? You don't have ganache in your fridge? :)

Blessings!
Kathy C.

Betsy from Tennessee

Sounds wonderful, Loren... That's the way to do it. I've gained and lost weight all of my adult life... I finally realized that, as I get older, I cannot do the things I want to do carrying the extra weight... SO--I'm working with a doctor and getting this weight off.... One of the best things I do is to keep a food journal... That keeps me accountable.

Good Luck... Keep us posted.
Hugs,
Betsy

NanaNor's

Hi again Loren, O.k. so you've really inspired me to shed my winter fluff too. Actually hubby and I have been throwing around the idea of joining a local gym for a month or more. He decide not which made me question going alone but now he's decided o.k. My question is, I know everyone is different, but when I was doing weights, I was told not to work out everyday-only three or four times a week. It's been a long time since I went to a gym and just wondered how often you are going-daily or just a couple of days a week. Besides losing fluff I also want to firm up....so any tips?
Thanks, Noreen

George

Unfortunately I don't need the start of a new diet or a weight-loss challenge to cause me to eat everything in sight! I try to eat responsibly, but it is a constant challenge.

Girly Muse

aw man, yes, i do hate that! :) you can totally do this. so excited you're loving exercising, that is such a huge thing that some people never accomplish. i am needing to do better in that area myself.
i lose if i limit sugar and while i never go fully carb free, i do lose if i limit them...
myfitnesspal app on my phone has helped sooo much~ not only can i keep track of calories, but also exercise and water intake. it really has made a huge difference, especially to see how many calories are "wasted" on little things! very eye-opening.
can't wait to hear all about your process.
love you, my friend!

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